Monday, September 9, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 9, 2019)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I will be combining my YA and adult reading and purchases on this one weekly roundup.

Other Than Reading...

This has been a terrible week for the production of solar energy. We have been completed cloudy for a number of days this week and produced a minimal amount of power. Of course, we did need the rain and have caught up on the monthly deficit and lowered the yearly deficit too.

I've been doing quite a bit of reading. I only have one October review copy left to read. I am also progressing on my reread of the Mary Russell series. I have also been watching a lot of baseball. My Atlanta Braves are doing really well this year which makes watching more exciting.

While I did get out to Curves three times this week, I feel like I'm slacking on exercise the other days of the week. I need to make it a goal to get out and do some mall walking now that the weather is turning cooler.

Read Last Week

If you can't wait until the review shows up on my blog, reviews are posted to LibraryThing and Goodreads as soon as I write them (usually right after I finish reading a book.)

  • A Legacy of Murder by Connie Berry (Review; Oct. 8) - This was a cozy mystery and second in a series. I enjoyed the story. My review will be posted on Oct. 6.
  • Read and Buried by Eva Gates (Review; Oct. 15) - Another cozy mystery. This one is sixth in a series and was a fun story about buried treasure - sort of. My review will be posted on Oct. 8.
  • The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas (Review; Oct. 15) - This historical mystery is 4th in a series. I like the riff on Sherlock Holmes and the complex main character. My review will be posted on Oct. 9.

  • The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols by Nicholas Meyer (Review; Oct. 15) - This traditional Sherlock Holmes story, complete with footnotes, was an engaging story with some depth. My review will be posted on Oct. 12.
  • Pirate King by Laurie R. King (Mine; reread) - This is the eleventh book in the Mary Russell historical mystery series and a lighter, somewhat silly, episode. I love the characters. My review will be posted on Oct. 13.
  • I, Robot: To Obey by Mickey Zucker Reichert (Mine) - This is the second in the author's reimagining of Isaac Asimov's classic story. I liked the combination of hard science and human characters in this one. My review will be posted on Oct. 16.


  • I, Robot: To Preserve by Mickey Zucker Reichert (Mine) - I'm jumping ahead on my calendar because I want to finish this intriguing trilogy. 

Next Week

Reviews Posted

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What was your week like?


  1. The Sun Down Motel and all the Sherry Thomas books look great!!! Hopefully you get some more sunshine soon so you can produce more energy. :)

  2. I'm looking forward to reading The Sun Down Motel.

  3. I love the look of all your books, especially the cozy mysteries. Enjoy them and have a great week!

  4. Congrats that you only have one more October read to get done.

    I should be done with my September reads in a few days.

    ENJOY your books and this week, Kathy.

  5. Read and Buried sounds like a cute, cozy read. Do you have to read the other books in the series first, or can you just jump in with that one?

    Have a great week!

  6. You have so many delicious reads on your shelf. It seems like you mostly read adult books now. Do you still read YA?

    I'm sorry you didn't produce much energy last week. We were talking about solar panels this week, while we were in Utah. It looks like the ideal spot for such panels.

    Have a great week!

  7. OOoh very nice! Quite a few new to me ones, but I see Maureen Johnson's series in there! I loved that one! Still long for the fourth book that Goodreads said should've existed but not sure if that will ever happen. Sigh...we lose too many amazing series it seems!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. I have The Dry, patiently waiting. I should bring it forward. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. I always look forward to a new Eve and Roark story. We would not have made any solar energy either as it has been so cloudy here too.

  10. Wow lost of awesome books you have planned! I still really need to read the original Robot series by Asimove. And start the In Death series hopefully this coming year. Hope you have a great, successful week!

  11. Wow...lots of good books here.

    I am going to check out your review of THE SUN DOWN MOTEL. I have only read one of her books and really liked it. This will be my second book, by Ms. St. James, and it sounds good.

    Hope you are having a good week.

  12. Looks like you picked up some great books! We got some much needed rain where I'm at, too. Unfortunately we still need a good bit more.

  13. I hope more sunshine comes your way!

    Have a great reading week


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